60 days in Quebec & Ontario Itinerary

60 days in Quebec & Ontario Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada trip planner

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Montreal
— 8 nights
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Sherbrooke
— 7 nights
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Quebec City
— 8 nights
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Ottawa
— 7 nights
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Peterborough
— 6 nights
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Toronto
— 8 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 7 nights
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London
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Montreal

— 8 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Notre-Dame Basilica and Old Montreal. Take a break from Montreal with a short trip to Laurentian ski museum in Saint Sauveur des Monts, about 1 hour away. Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at La Ronde. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, stroll around Mount Royal Park, take an in-depth tour of Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Montreal trip itinerary website.

Vancouver to Montreal is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Montreal is 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sherbrooke.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 9:

Sherbrooke

— 7 nights
Sherbrooke is a city in southern Quebec, Canada. Bring the kids along to PAUS Spa Experience Sherbrooke and ASTROLab du parc national du Mont-Megantic. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sherbrooke: Granby (Zoo de Granby, Club de golf Les Cedres, &more), Magog (Marais de la Riviere aux Cerises & Saint_Patrice) and Mount Pinacle (in Coaticook). There's much more to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mine Capelton, head outdoors with D'Arbre en Arbre Drummondville, enjoy the sand and surf at Douglass Beach, and explore the activities along Lac des Nations.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sherbrooke online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Montreal to Sherbrooke in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sherbrooke when traveling from Montreal in July, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Sherbrooke

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 16:

Quebec City

— 8 nights
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Attractions like Old Quebec and Parc de la Chute-Montmorency make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Quebec City: Canyon Sainte-Anne (in Beaupre), Parc Nautique Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (in Saint Jean Port Joli) and Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre (in Sainte Anne de Beaupre). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at La Citadelle de Quebec, wander the streets of Quartier Petit Champlain, witness the site of a historic battle at The Battlefields Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Quebec City trip planner.

Getting from Sherbrooke to Quebec City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sherbrooke in July, things will get a bit warmer in Quebec City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 24:

Ottawa

— 7 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Family-friendly places like Parliament Hill and Buildings and National Gallery of Canada will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ottawa: Veteran's Park (in Smiths Falls), Stewart Park (in Perth) and Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum (in Carleton Place). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Canadian Museum of Nature, get a dose of the wild on Bayou-Outaouais, examine the collection at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Canadian War Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ottawa journey builder tool.

You can fly from Quebec City to Ottawa in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Quebec City in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ottawa: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Peterborough.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 31:

Peterborough

— 6 nights

Electric City

Peterborough shot to fame as the gateway to the Kawartha Lakes, a huge draw for local and international visitors since the early 20th century.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Riverview Park and Zoo and Warsaw Caves. Change things up with these side-trips from Peterborough: Bowmanville (Joe Ford Fishing and Outdoors & Cedar Park Resort), Cobourg (Moore Orchards & Cobourg Beach) and Trenton Greenbelt Conservation Area (in Trenton). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Primitive Designs, grab your bike and head to Peterborough-Lakefield Rotary Greenway Trail, see the interesting displays at Farmtown Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jackson Creek Kiwanis Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Peterborough travel route planner.

Getting from Ottawa to Peterborough by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Toronto.

Things to do in Peterborough

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 6:

Toronto

— 8 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kids will enjoy CN Tower and Casa Loma. Change things up with these side-trips from Toronto: Canada's Wonderland (in Vaughan), Krajewski Gallery and Picture Framing (in Cambridge) and African Lion Safari (in Hamilton). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Toronto Zoo, visit Kensington Market, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Toronto online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Peterborough to Toronto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 14:

Niagara Falls

— 7 nights
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Kids will enjoy Marineland and Horseshoe Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Old Fort Erie in Fort Erie (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls Canada, explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, and get in on the family fun at Niagara SkyWheel.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip planner.

Getting from Toronto to Niagara Falls by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to London.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 21:

London

— 8 nights

The Forest City

It's home to a diverse population and perched on the River Thames, but that's where the similarities end between the city of London in Canada, and it's much more famous British counterpart.
Bring the kids along to Storybook Gardens and Clovermead Apiaries. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Port Stanley Beach (in Port Stanley), Old St Thomas Church (in Saint Thomas) and Grand Bend (Pinery Provincial Park, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Stones 'N Bones Museum, get engrossed in the history at Banting House National Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Bannockburn Conservation Area, and walk around Pioneer Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to London due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 29:

Quebec travel guide

4.3
Canada's only predominately French-speaking province, Quebec boasts a French heritage that not only sets it apart from other parts of this sprawling country, but also from the rest of the continent. A trip to Quebec allows tourists to discover a land with a European look and feel, which you can best appreciate by immersing yourself in the region's bistro culture. Like the rest of Canada, this province features impressive natural attractions, which many choose to discover on a network of nearly 3,500 km (2,100 mi) of bicycle paths. For an urban experience, add Montreal to your Quebec sightseeing itinerary and discover a busy metropolis with a perfect blend of history-steeped neighborhoods and trendy districts offering modern distractions for every traveler's taste.

Ontario travel guide

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Popular with tourists throughout the year, Ontario holidays allow you to explore unspoiled natural landscapes and big cities packed with amenities and modern attractions. Containing the national capital and the country's largest city, this east-central province provides a home for nearly 40 percent of Canada's population. Home to a staggering number of lakes (250,000), this playground for nature lovers boasts approximately a third of the world's fresh water. You can spend your entire Ontario vacation driving, walking, skiing, or cycling across the region's sprawling wilderness, but for a well-rounded experience, make sure you spend some time in Toronto, cosmopolitan provincial capital known for its multicultural neighborhoods and outstanding food scene.